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(HitFix)   G4 cancels Attack of the Show and X-Play because there just wasn't enough room on the schedule for those shows and 23 hours of Cops per day   (hitfix.com) divider line 130
    More: Fail, X-Play, cops, Paul Scheer, Candace Bailey, Rob Huebel, Sara Underwood, Howie Mandel, Michael Ian Black  
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2012-10-27 11:27:43 AM  
COPS is awesome. Need new episodes.
 
2012-10-27 11:28:11 AM  

Craps the Gorilla: And Another channel gets shiat on like discovery and history. Can't wait for their slew of reality shows


You mean like Cops, Campus PD, Street Patrol and Cheaters? Because looking through the listings, that's what they have going right now, along with Ninja Warrior, reruns of Heroes, Lost, Iron Man, Voyagers and Knight Rider, and a bunch of movies (specifically, Cobra, Tango & Cash, Assassins, Money Train, Demolition Man and District 9). Attack of the Show and X-Play are the only other programming currently listed, along with all the late-night infomercials.

That's G4 right now. That set of programming.
 
2012-10-27 11:29:45 AM  
They could replace it with Animal Practice and Allen Gregory.
 
2012-10-27 11:37:22 AM  
I've got to hand it to Pereira. That guy was an entertaining host. Quick on his feet for jokes, knowledgeable about the material, and decent in interviews. He had his best chemistry with Munn, but even with the other hosts he could keep it going.

You knew the network was done when he and Sessler left a few months back, not that there was much left at that point anyway. The strangest thing was Sessler was back after he quit for E3 coverage and Pereria was back after he quit for SDCC coverage. Awkward
 
2012-10-27 11:57:13 AM  
Eh, this was actually expected a while ago when g4 announced they were moving away from their old programming style.

It is sad in that it was another niche channel giving into to mediocrity like scifi did when they changed their call sign to syfy. Gone were the midnight anime marathons, gone were the good science fiction shows, and the non schlock movies.

Haven't had either of those channels in my custom guide for years now. History channel is on the bubble, too much false reality and conspiracy theory crap, but they still occasionally put something decent on.
 
2012-10-27 12:18:53 PM  
The FCC or whoever it is that gives broadcast licenses in the U.S. should revoke the stations licenses. History Channel, TLC, Sci Fi, G4, etc. They were allowed over other channels because of what they were supposed to provide. I think winning a tv license because you are going to show a certain theme of programming means you stick with it. If it's a failure, you drop off and someone else can compete to win the slot. You shouldn't be able switch to 24x7 COPS reruns because it's cheaper for you.
 
2012-10-27 12:19:58 PM  
I miss Laura Swisher her knockers
 
2012-10-27 12:24:02 PM  
These shows were worthless anyway. People spouting what the network and sponsors wanted.
 
2012-10-27 12:25:41 PM  
that should say "and her knockers"

stupid phone
 
2012-10-27 12:26:47 PM  

Endive Wombat: As mentioned by others, I have to agree...why the fark do network exec not grasp specialization? TLC, History, and Discovery all used to be my wife's and my go to channels, now they have been inundated with mindless drivel. Rather than please a specific audience, they cast the widest net possible.

Honey Boo-Boo is a great example of something that has no place on television. Nothing is gained by it. Nothing. Ok...perhaps enjoying the exploitation and spectacle of poor, uneducated rednecks.


Doesn't matter why you watch. All the network sees is that people are watching it and so they feel compelled to shovel more of that crap onto us. Watching for irony's sake doesn't help keep trash out of our televisions.
 
2012-10-27 12:27:19 PM  
I'm going to take the high road from all the people saying they stopped watching after G4 murdered TechTv by saying that this is karmic justice for murdering TechTv.
 
2012-10-27 12:27:28 PM  
i3.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-10-27 12:31:15 PM  
stopped watching after G4 murdered TechTv
 
2012-10-27 12:39:38 PM  
I liked the girl before Olivia Mun... what was her name...?
 
2012-10-27 12:51:48 PM  
anyone remember when cnet had a tv show?
 
2012-10-27 01:00:00 PM  
And now the transformation to becoming a real douche channel is complete. I hate when people lose their jobs but G4 has had the ax hover for so long, it was long overdue.
 
2012-10-27 01:08:15 PM  

FraglitsStignow: I miss Laura Swisher her knockers


This. Unscrewed was the best.
 
2012-10-27 01:10:20 PM  
ZDTV introduced me to Fark. I do miss it. G4 originally was an interesting concept without enough content. Like actual 30 minute documentaries on video game pioneers. Then ZDnet sold ZDtv to Comcast and since those who couldn't tell that the now TechTV and G4 only had a small amount of overlap decided to merge the channels and pretty much destroyed both.

swaxhog: The FCC or whoever it is that gives broadcast licenses in the U.S. should revoke the stations licenses. History Channel, TLC, Sci Fi, G4, etc. They were allowed over other channels because of what they were supposed to provide. I think winning a tv license because you are going to show a certain theme of programming means you stick with it. If it's a failure, you drop off and someone else can compete to win the slot. You shouldn't be able switch to 24x7 COPS reruns because it's cheaper for you.


Cable television doesn't work that way. For networks that are not broadcast over the air operators usually pay a fee per subscriber to the channel. G4 is a Comcast owned property but it still has to follow that bookeeping. IIRC Espn receives the largest per sub fee.
 
2012-10-27 01:11:08 PM  

lasercannon: This show signed its own suicide note when they made Candace Bailey the cohost instead of Alison Haislip. Though I would hope that it will one day comeback revamped like Talk Soup did with The Soup


Yes, why do you hire pretty much a non-geek to host one of the geekiest shows on television? Haislip filled the "hot girl" quota and she knew what she was talking about and was head over heels in love with it. She was perfect.

Stupid move.
 
2012-10-27 01:37:41 PM  
Dang, I used to watch Extended Play in High School.
 
2012-10-27 01:46:06 PM  

MmmmBacon: Don't care, and haven't cared since TechTV was killed off.


JohnnyAqua: I stopped watching when TechTV went away



This, there was a lot of informative shows that made you learn something without be catered to just nerds. I miss me some Screen Savers, and Call for Help.
 
2012-10-27 01:47:43 PM  
Anna David was a hottie. I liked to see her talk sex with Olivia.

i.ytimg.com


2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-27 01:50:07 PM  
Sheeeit, I'm old. I remember the TechTV days, back when Cat Schwartz accidentally put topless photos of herself on her blog.
 
2012-10-27 01:52:04 PM  

Roja Herring: I liked the girl before Olivia Mun... what was her name...?


Sarah Lane

mekki: Yes, why do you hire pretty much a non-geek to host one of the geekiest shows on television? Haislip filled the "hot girl" quota and she knew what she was talking about and was head over heels in love with it. She was perfect.

Stupid move.


Yeah, for me that was the begining of the end. I don't think Candace is particularly bad, it's just that there were so many better people they could have picked.
 
2012-10-27 01:52:09 PM  
Remember when Cat Schwartz had photos of her breasts, but accident, because on how she cropped them? Good times. 
Link
 
2012-10-27 01:52:48 PM  

hulk hogan meat shoes: Sheeeit, I'm old. I remember the TechTV days, back when Cat Schwartz accidentally put topless photos of herself on her blog.


Damnit you beat me to it!
 
2012-10-27 01:53:40 PM  
X-Play was alright but the book was better.
 
2012-10-27 01:56:29 PM  
:::sigh:::

This is what happens when the executives who run the channel are not fans of the genre the channel represents.

They slowly turn it into the station THEY wanted to run. In the process, they lose the base viewers, and ratings plummet. Instead of blaming the idiotic programming changes, the execs irrationally think it must be because of the remaining genre programming, and use that as an excuse to further erase any identity the brand had.

TechTV had something that would still be going strong today. The merger brought in idiots who desired to slap down the brand in favor of the lesser G4 channel, then brought in more idiots who didn't have a clue. Bungling that was initiated by an underhanded agenda led to the destruction of the brand.

...and so it goes. G4 becomes GQ and gets to compete with Bravo for the metrosexual crowd (that hasn't been a thing for ages anywhere in the country except where the execs live). Good luck with that, asshats.

Why don't Farkers band together and create a range of genre channels with the charter of STICKING WITH THE GENRE? I have to think the average Farker has more brain cells in their boogers than the average cable TV executive has in their entire head. Create Fark Geek, Fark Music and Fark Sci-Fantasy channels to start.

Who's with me?
 
2012-10-27 01:58:22 PM  

demonfaerie: Remember when Cat Schwartz had photos of her breasts, but accident, because on how she cropped them? Good times. 
Link


demonfaerie: Remember when Cat Schwartz had photos of her breasts, but accident, because on how she cropped them? Good times. 
Link


You linked to Wikipedia???

So disappointed.
 
2012-10-27 02:05:25 PM  

solokumba: I like the girl with the tits on Storage Wars

 
farm7.staticflickr.com
 
2012-10-27 02:06:21 PM  
Pereira, Munn, Sessler, Webb, Gore, Hardwick, Haislip, Butler, all talented, smart, funny people doing a lot of live television week in, week out.

Pereira's got a show coming up on Syfy, Munn is showing up on The New Girl, Hardwick is back with Talking Dead.
Saw Haislip on American Ninja Warrior. She did not look happy.

Is Ninja Warrior going to be shown anywhere?
 
2012-10-27 02:17:16 PM  
Attack of the Show was still on?! Holy shiat, people.
 
2012-10-27 02:18:28 PM  
Sessler did stuff for Spike during E3
Kevin is a game show host which is understandable since you knew it was bound to happen.
Munn is in The Newsroom
Webb I get a feeling she'll do some online stuff or join Spike's Legion of Doom with Geoff
Haislip seems good for something better than hosting.
 
2012-10-27 02:23:43 PM  
What was the show where they took game footage from mmorpg's and made humorous skits? I think it was on techtv or zdtv. That show made me laugh once in a while. Or did I just dream it?
 
2012-10-27 02:31:27 PM  

IlGreven: LoneWolf343: Shadowtag: I

Then they might as well rebrand them. TLC can become the "Freak Lifestyles Network"; A&E can become the "War on Mundane things (and Storage Lockers) Network (which occasionally airs good scripted content...if you're lucky)", History becomes the "Turn Junk into Gold Channel"; SyFy becomes the "Conspiracy Channel"; and USA becomes the "Hey, We Actually Put Scripted Stuff On Our Channel Channel."

/They would've won that one in a bidding war with TNT.


At least here in Mexico, TLC has actually been rebranded to "The Travel and Life Channel". (I've seen some of it in the place where I eat, they have it as background noise).

hulk hogan meat shoes: Sheeeit, I'm old. I remember the TechTV days, back when Cat Schwartz accidentally put topless photos of herself on her blog.


I'm 26 and was there for the LAUNCH of ZDTV. Remember Internet Tonight?, I used to have a pen and pad by the sofa, so I could write down interesting pages and then check them out at the internet cafe.

/one more vote for Unscrewed with Martin Sargent
//Swisher's boobs, that is all
 
2012-10-27 02:51:16 PM  
As a guy who goes to a lot of Cons, I'm glad.
If it's one thing I can't stand, it's those " I'M FUNNY AND EXTREME" reporters who try to be cool but know nothing and then throw in witty banter.
Stop trying to be so farking cool. No ones buying it.
Just be some dude reporting things and quit manufacturing hype.
 
2012-10-27 02:57:41 PM  
I've just been watching some AOTS and X-Play segments on the web from time to time these days. That's probably the format in which they should live on. As a 24/7 station, G4 is useless. Hell, have them join The Nerdist and/or Geek & Sundry channels on YouTube, FFS! Most of the G4 hosts have already appeared on both anyway.
 
2012-10-27 03:14:15 PM  

EddieFC: Roja Herring: I liked the girl before Olivia Mun... what was her name...?

Sarah Lane

mekki: Yes, why do you hire pretty much a non-geek to host one of the geekiest shows on television? Haislip filled the "hot girl" quota and she knew what she was talking about and was head over heels in love with it. She was perfect.

Stupid move.

Yeah, for me that was the begining of the end. I don't think Candace is particularly bad, it's just that there were so many better people they could have picked.


Sarah Lane is working for Leo Laporte over on Twit.tv these days. She does an actual daily tech news show along with an iPad show and a short iPhone show. She's doing alright for herself.
 
2012-10-27 03:23:31 PM  
G4 was still on? 

shechive.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-10-27 03:37:07 PM  

HempHead: demonfaerie: Remember when Cat Schwartz had photos of her breasts, but accident, because on how she cropped them? Good times. 
Link

demonfaerie: Remember when Cat Schwartz had photos of her breasts, but accident, because on how she cropped them? Good times. 
Link

You linked to Wikipedia???

So disappointed.


None of the original links work anymore, and I was to lazy to find a site that would have them.
 
2012-10-27 04:05:27 PM  
images.whatmap.multiply.com
 
2012-10-27 04:10:52 PM  
Directv dumped them 2 years ago.

Morgan Webb also started sagging
 
2012-10-27 04:16:09 PM  

parkerlewis: I used to watch G4 for the "Stare at Kristin Holts legs" show.

[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]


Same, and then I'd sit around wondering if I was ogling a relative as she has the same last name as me. Those were some dark (but fun) days...
 
2012-10-27 04:21:04 PM  

nameofperson:
/one more vote for Unscrewed with Martin Sargent
//Swisher's boobs, that is all


A vote to cockpunch that hipster douche Martin Sargent.

/Swisher's another hipster
//Webb's boobs are better
 
2012-10-27 04:28:41 PM  

Iczer: parkerlewis: I used to watch G4 for the "Stare at Kristin Holts legs" show.

[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]

Same, and then I'd sit around wondering if I was ogling a relative as she has the same last name as me. Those were some dark (but fun) days...


Is this you?:

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-27 04:31:04 PM  
the network's plan to make itself over next year

Yay.

Another niche cable channel kills what it was originally about to broadcast reality shows showcasing the worst human beings have to offer.
 
2012-10-27 04:32:08 PM  

HempHead: solokumba: I like the girl with the tits on Storage Wars 


She used to be a stripper
 
2012-10-27 04:33:20 PM  
Yeah, they mostly already do that. They are just going to make it official.
 
2012-10-27 04:39:07 PM  
 
2012-10-27 04:58:08 PM  
That shiat was dead to me when they fired the old ZDTV / TechTV people. Leo Laporte and those guys offered something that was educational, but also it seem liked they all liked each other as well. 
I am available to comfort Morgan Webb, and would buy Adam Sessler a beer.
 
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